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  • Summary: After a traumatic childhood being bullied Brenda (Young) and her immigrant friend Jonathan (Schoyen) grows up realizing that nothing has changed since childhood. In a desperate attempt the middle-aged friends start up their own business in Los Angeles to get their lives on track and gain respect from others. In their pursuit of finding happiness they get trapped in a corrupted life of abuse, sex and deception in a city where the end justifies the means. (Rover Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: James C. Taylor
    30
    An embarrassment of a vanity project, Living the Dream is a film written, directed and starring a real corporate headhunter.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    30
    This is a bitter, occasionally farcical drama with the most hostile cinematic view of Los Angeles since "Crash."
  3. 25
    While the film isn't entirely amateurish -- shots are cut together and the cinematography is professional if not precisely stylish -- the story feels as though large pieces are missing and the characters behave so inconsistently that there's zero incentive to care about their tribulations.
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